Self and Nation
Self and Nation is a lively and accessible exploration of the issues related to nationhood, nationalism and national identity. The authors challenge common assumptions of what 'national identity' means by addressing key concepts of identity, national character, national history and nationalist psychology. How do constructions of national identity affect the way people act, are mobilized, transform societies, create nations and reshape nations where they already exist? This book shows how the central notion of national identity is used by politicians and activists in support of attempts to create different types of nations.
Self and Nation will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in social psychology, politics, sociology and social anthropology.
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For self - categorization theory , group - level categorization is an accurate
perception of a world organized into groups . When people are organized into
categories it would be no less a distortion to see them as individuals than it would
be to ...
Conclusion : social identity and the nation In the previous section we argued that
identities both organize and are organized by practice , the balance between the
two depending on whether particular forms of social organization are too ...
Opponents to the state may organize their own alternative practices around their
own alternative identities and stateinitiated ... in consolidating identity is not just
about the historical memory they evoke but also in the ways they are organized .
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The National Question
Representing the National Community 152 7 Representing the National Community
Psychology and Nationhood
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